Monday, July 16, 2018
Pink sunset clouds were so pretty.
Was a quiet week. Yesterday was the only day I could stand to leave the place open all day. Even if it was a bit damp, was a nice break to have some fresh air. Annie loved it, of course. She spent half the day scaring the birds away on a real power trip--LOL!
I ordered something really silly--a set of Jinhao shark pens on Amazon.
Yes, they have a shark's head for a cap.
They come as regular nib or hooded nib fountain pens. I got the hooded nibs. They came with a converter, no ink--but I have tons of inks.
A few were hard to get started, but once I got them going they have all been working well. They were $12.74 for seven pens! Really inexpensive. What a hoot! Wait till Ian sees shark pens--LOL!
Speaking of--no Gramma Day this week because Ian was starting to get a cold/cough so passed till next week. Leah did come over on Wednesday night, though. She made a card she needed and helped me with some techie questions I had. And we discussed the fact that I need more room for Ian and Liam's stuff--LOL!
Ian's shelf in my little Ikea cart is packed to the top--and we raised it up, too--LOL!
So I am thinking of some kind of extra shelves that can go on top of the cube set in the corner of the living room. I think Leah picked this one up at Target. I can always store the push toy in the pantry or hallway.
But those cube shelves are not wide enough to hold the set of colorful satchels I bought a long time ago that I have stored on top of one of the bookcases in the hallway.
So, time to search around for the perfect shelves. ;)
My tiny little icon stamps arrived from Australia. I love them! I went with grey for the health stickers: eyedoctor, dentist, doctor. (Six inch red ruler is for size comparison.)
But I went with colors for the rest: Blogger icon, sewing machine, cards, calligraphy nib, paint pallet, and exercise. She really had a lot of icons to pick from you don't always see!
Got one sheet called the study mix because it had a lot of paper and pen stuff on it.
You could pick matte finish or shiny and tiny or mini on many of them. I love the smallest ones for my calendar so they don't take up as much space and I'm a matte girl. These were from PeacefulmindDesign.etsy.com if anyone is interested. I haven't done a link for so long I hope this worked. Anyways, I obviously liked them because I don't often "promote"--LOL! They were only $1.99 to $2.10 per sheet which is really good if you have ever bought icon stamps. She mailed them out quickly and they took two weeks to get here. Worth the wait!
So--short and sweet today. I haven't been up to much this past week. Knee and hip have been bothering me--could be the damp weather? Who knows? So--since it's harder to walk around a lot I've done some binge watching: Proof on Acorn TV, Low Winter Sun which Netflix will drop in August, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee on Netflix, and now I am re-watching season one of West World on HBONow before I watch season two (yup--liked it that much, strange as it is--or maybe because it is so strange--lol!).
For me this is brief, eh? :) :)
Stay cool or warm as the case may be.
Until next week...
"Who is it that can make muddy water clear? No one. But left to stand, it will gradually clear of itself."
Kind of sounds like a different version of this sentiment I've heard all my life..."It will all come out in the wash".
Another one that has come to mind a lot lately..."Give 'em enough rope..."